Burgess: Pompey can satisfy my Championship hunger

Christian Burgess believes he can fulfil his Championship ambitions with Pompey.

Friday, 20th July 2018, 5:38 pm
Updated Sunday, 22nd July 2018, 2:28 pm
Pompey defender Christian Burgess. Picture: Neil Marshall

And the Blues defender has underlined he's taking nothing for granted when it comes to having a starting place at the start of the campaign.

Burgess has stated he has set himself a personal target of playing in the second tier.

The 26-year-old sees no reason why that can't be achieved with Kenny Jackett's side next seasom.

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Pompey defender Christian Burgess. Picture: Neil Marshall

Burgess said: '˜You want to play as high as you can '“ that has to be the end goal and the dream.

'˜It would be unbelievable to help Portsmouth get there and do it that way.

'˜There's probably a lot to go and work on. So it's a big season for me and a big season for the club.'

The immediate aim is for Burgess to win a starting place for the League One curtain-raiser against Luton on August 4.

He added: '˜We've shaken off the rust and we're looking to gel as quickly as possible.

'˜There's a long way and a plenty of time for changes. There's still going to be people coming in and out, so plenty can happen.

'˜We just need to try to be at our best really and maintain the good habits. There is plenty of time for chopping and changing.

'˜And there is a lot of competition in the squad as well, which is good.  Nobody can rest on their laurels.'